What to ask Yourself or the People you Love on NYE

Resolution or reflection or both- either can be healthy or unhealthy tonight.  Here’s an easy way to combine the two and add depth or intimacy to your NYE whether you are clinking glasses of champagne on a crowded rooftop or petting your cat in front of the TV at midnight tonight.

Ask yourself, or the ones you love most these three simple questions:

What do you want?

What do you need?

How will you/can we work on those?

These answers have to be honest and vulnerable to be powerful, so choose who you ask and who you reveal yourself to wisely.  Try to push past what people tell you to want or need, or what you think you should want or need or fix.  What actually makes your soul sigh when you think of it?  What would make a real difference in your ability to love yourself and others well?

Let’s all admit that some of our honest longings or perceived needs may not be healthy or take us in the right direction.  Sharing them with our trusted friends can help us sort through which dreams are worth chasing.

Take a quiet moment sometime soon and also bring your wants and needs into the ultimate light of God’s love in a simple prayer, and share your 3 simple questions with Him.

God, what are my desires revealing about our relationship?  

How I can I depend on you for my needs?

What is my next step to better see how you are present in my needs an desires or to appreciate your plan for my 2015?

May 2015 be a year of dreams formed and broken and made stronger (like every other year).  It’s our year.  To live our crazy lives and bring our fragile dreams out into the dangerous chaos, to do the whole thing honestly with God and with each other.  It won’t be perfect, but it’s gonna be great.


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